Some people experience a tingling sensation after they have been injured in a car accident. Its very important to see a doctor ASAP if you have this sensation. This tingling sensation can be caused by several things. The most common is a pinched nerve. This tingling sensation may feel like your hands are going to sleep or have a numbness feeling. It sometimes might feel as if “pins and needles” are poking you. This tingling sensation is not a very pleasant sensation, it might make it hard to sleep, or cause discomfort in your day to day activity when using your hands.
What is a pinched nerve, and what does it have to do with this tingling sensation in my hands
Your spinal cord has nerves running from one end to the other. These nerves can be pinched in an accident by compression of the spine, ligaments or other tissues in the neck and back. This compression basically cuts off signals from your brain to other functions of your body, such as your hands and arms. A pinched nerve ,besides causing a tingling sensation, can make the effected area have a numbness feeling. If you have a tingling sensation in your hands or numbness you are in need of seeing a doctor right away. In auto accidents, a tingling sensation is usually caused by the compression of a nerve.
There are other causes, these may include
- herniated disc
- bone spurs
- tingling sensation
- sharp pain
- muscle spasms
- muscle weakness
Its important to see a doctor after you have been injured in a car accident before these symptoms start. Tingling sensation in your hands could be caused from whiplash, or by a herniated disk. You wont know what kind of injury you have sustained until you go see an accident doctor. Make sure after the accident, you see a doctor first. You need your injury documented by a doctor. Delay or gap in medical care is one of the reasons an insurance company might not pay you for tingling sensation in your hands.